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Matter of Chester

Decided: January 12, 1990.

IN THE MATTER OF ROBERT H. CHESTER, AN ATTORNEY AT LAW

ORDER

The Disciplinary Review Board having filed a report with the Supreme Court recommending that ROBERT H. CHESTER, of CLIFTON, who was admitted to the Bar of this State in 1960, be suspended from the practice of law for a period of six months, and good cause appearing;

It is ORDERED that the findings of the Disciplinary Review Board are hereby adopted and respondent is suspended from the practice of law for six months, effective January 29, 1990; and it is further

Ordered that the Decision and Recommendation of the Disciplinary Review Board, together with this order and the full record of the matter, be added as a permanent part of the file of said ROBERT H. CHESTER as an attorney at law of the State of New Jersey; and it is further

Ordered that ROBERT H. CHESTER be and hereby is restrained and enjoined from practicing law during the period of his suspension; and it is further

Ordered that respondent comply with Administrative Guideline No. 23 of the Office of Attorney Ethics dealing with suspended, disbarred or resigned attorneys; and it is further

Ordered that ROBERT H. CHESTER reimburse the Ethics Financial Committee for appropriate administrative costs.

Decision and Recommendation of the Disciplinary Review Board

This matter is before the Board on Motion for Final Discipline Based Upon a Criminal Conviction filed by the Office of Attorney Ethics (OAE), pursuant to R. 1:20-6(c)(2)(i). Respondent pleaded guilty to willful failure to file an income tax return for the calendar year 1984, in violation of 26 U.S.C.A. ยง 7203.

On February 14, 1989, respondent was charged in a federal information with four counts of failure to file personal income tax returns for the calendar years 1982, 1983, 1984, and 1985.

On March 23, 1989, respondent entered a guilty plea to the charge of willful failure to file an income tax return for 1984. On April 25, 1989, respondent was sentenced to a probationary term of three years and a fine of $25,000. Respondent's probation was subject to three conditions:

1. Cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service by making full restitution of all taxes, interest, and ...


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